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Some articles on land, lands:

Biddenden Maids - Legend
... wills, the sisters left five pieces of land in the Biddenden area comprising around 20 acres (8 ha) in total to the local church, with the income from these lands (claimed to have been 6 guineas per annum at ... Henceforward, the lands were to be known as the Bread and Cheese Lands ...
Novorossiya
... literally New Russia) is a historic area of lands which established itself solidly after the annexation of the Crimean Khanate by the Russian Empire but was ... It also forcefully liquidated the Free lands of Zaporizhian Sich as they became inconvenient for Russian colonization ... The colonization of the land at the end of 18th century was led by Prince Grigori Potemkin who was granted the powers of an absolute ruler over the area by Catherine the Great ...
Mapuche - History - Occupation of The Araucanía
... uti possidetis juris principle the Chilean state claimed sovereignity over the Mapuche lands in Araucanía ... The first effective moves into the core lands of the Araucanía Mapuche begun in the 1860s ... been conquered and having lost their traditional lands ...
Phelps And Gorham Purchase - Default
... and Gorham defaulted on their 1790 installment, the preemptive right to lands of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase west of the Genesee River, comprising some 3,750,000 acres (15,200 km2), reverted ... The land was conveyed to Morris in five deeds on May 11, 1791 ... Morris sold most of these lands in December 1792 and in February and July 1793 to the Holland Land Company in a transaction known as the Holland Purchase ...
Kickapoo Tribe Of Oklahoma - History
... Spanish officials granted the Kickapoo lands in Texas ... of Texas forced the Kickapoo off their lands in 1839 ... The Mexican government gave them land grants in Nacimiento ...

Famous quotes containing the word lands:

    It is my duty to prevent, through the independence of Cuba, the U.S.A. from spreading over the West Indies and falling with added weight upon other lands of Our America. All I have done up to now and shall do hereafter is to that end.... I know the Monster, because I have lived in its lair—and my weapon is only the slingshot of David.
    José Martí (1853–1895)

    I call
    to the spirits of other lands to make fecund my existence
    Frank O’Hara (1926–1966)

    When I think of our lands I think of the house
    And the table that holds a platter of pears,
    Vermilion smeared over green, arranged for show.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)